Twitter and NHL reacts to Seth Jones trade


The Chicago Blackhawks made a big splash the night of the NHL Draft by completing a trade for Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones.

Not only that, but they reportedly signed Jones to a massive contract extension making him one of the highest paid players in the league and will be the third-highest paid defenseman in the league the season after next.

So what are the early thoughts from fans on Twitter and people in NHL circles on the trade? A bit of a mixed bag.

There was some praise from NHL analysts on ESPN's coverage of the draft.

"Chicago gets a great player in Seth Jones," said former NHL general manager Jeff Gorton.

"Seth Jones is elite," said former NHL player Kevin Weekes.

There was some celebration.

And there were some fans that were less than thrilled, maybe a bit skeptical.

As for how the media is grading the trade.

From The AthleticCorey Pronman gave the Blackhawks a B- and Sean Gentille gave Chicago a D+, yeesh.

ESPN gave the Blackhawks a B-.

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